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Janet Watkins

Southfield, Michigan, United States


Janet Watkins (pseudonym Pacific Knight) is an author and freelance writer. She is the self-published author of the children’s book There’s Something In My Closet! It is part of the made for children “Courtney B Adventures Series.” She is currently working on a manuscript for her upcoming book on the “spiritual and physical sexuality of black people past and present history.” This work to be entitled “Kinky” is expected to be completed in July 2006. She edited and co-authored Ella's Cuisine a cookbook collection of salt, wheat and sugar free recipes (available at

Ms. Watkins’ sharp concise commentaries have appeared on, The Michigan Chronicle and Metrotimes newspapers.

Ms. Watkins holds a degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and has completed extensive course work at Wayne State University and Oakland Community College. She is member and education foundation chair Detroit Branch of the American Association of University Women, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO),and past member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Ms. Watkins volunteers as a regular on air reader for the disabled and seeing impaired on Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS).

She is founder and president of JDW Collaborative ( a writing services firm. Ms. Watkins resides in the metropolitan Detroit area.

Interests: Writing, reading, traveling and volunteering.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Ella's Cuisine